Rabbi Conducts Orthodox Rites at Ambassador May’s Funeral
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Rabbi Conducts Orthodox Rites at Ambassador May’s Funeral

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Funeral services for Paul May, Belgian Ambassador to the United States, who died here last Monday, were conducted according to the orthodox ritual today by Rabbi Abram Simon of Washington. They were attended by Secretary of State Cordell Hull, other high government officials and members of the diplomatic corps.

The body was placed on an artillery caisson, escorted by United States Army detachments. As the procession entered the Arlington National Cemetery, a battery of artillery fired salute of nineteen guns.

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